Which external monitor connection?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattyDlotus, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. MattyDlotus macrumors newbie

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    Ive got a mid 2012 cMBP and want to connect to a Dell U2412m monitor.

    I want it to be used as a dual screen setup for photo editing.

    Whats the best connection for this?

    Im a bit confused about the HDMI, DVI, Dual link DVI options.

    And I presume a mini display port to (chosen connection method) cable is required?

    Thanks
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Mini-DP to DVI connected from your Thunderbolt port is the best option. According to my internet detective work that monitor runs at 1920x1200, which is the maximum resolution for single-link DVI. Anything bigger than that and you would need dual-link, but the adapter is significantly more expensive so you'd be fine with the cheaper one unless you think you might use a higher-resolution monitor in the future.
     
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  5. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, didn't see that it had native DP input. None of the Dell monitors we use at work have it, which is irksome.
     
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